Albardine (Lygeum spartum)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Albardine
Lygeum spartum
Gramineae

A fibre is obtained from the leaves[1, 61, 100], it makes a fine quality paper[171]. Used also for making mats, sails, ropes etc[46].

  • Medicinal Use

    None known

  • Edible Use

    None known

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – surface sow in spring in a greenhouse. When they are large enough to handle, prick out the seedlings into individual pots and grow them on for their first winter in the greenhouse. Plant out in spring of the following year. Division in spring. Very easy, larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring.
Prefers a light loamy soil[1]. The plants are also likely to require a sunny position[K].
Europe – Mediterranean.

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